Ten people were arrested on several different charges during a DWI sobriety checkpoint held over the weekend by the Missouri State Highway Patrol and Camden County Sheriff’s Department on Missouri Highway 5 at Harvest Road in Camden County from 11 pm on July 9 to 3 am on July 10, 2016, according to a press release by MSHP Troop F.
A total of 300 vehicles were checked during the operation with officers making three misdemeanor DWI arrests, two misdemeanor drug arrests, two misdemeanor warrant arrests and three driving while suspended/revoked arrests. Officers also issued four non-moving violation summons and 35 warnings, according to the press release.
Statewide Traffic Accident Reporting Statistics indicate at least 57 alcohol-related traffic crashes occurred in Camden County in calendar year 2015, resulting in three fatalities and 31 injuries.
“One of our goals is to make traveling on Missouri’s highways safer for everyone,” stated Captain Turner, Troop F Commanding Officer. “DWI checkpoints are one tool we use to meet that goal. Please be careful when behind the wheel and never drink and drive.”
The only 100 percent survivable traffic crash is the one that never happens. Make sure everyone in the vehicle is properly restrained in a seat belt or child restraint. Every day as we travel on Missouri’s roadways, we trust that every driver on the road is going to obey the speed limit, pay attention, and drive sober. “Don’t Violate The Trust.”